Marnix De Cat


foto © Yves Gervais 2015

Marnix De Cat is a Belgian counter-tenor, conductor, organist and percussion player. He sings and plays music from 14th to 21st centuries, specializing in old & new Polyphony.

He grounded his own vocal Pluto-ensemble to work out his ideas on different music-scenes. (Ars Nova, Renaissance, Baroque, Early Romantism and Contemporary Music.)

Trailer Pluto-Hathor

Pluto-ensemble & Hathor Consort trailer concert 9/2015 Schmelzer, Clamer, Requiem - Biber, (Worldpremière) Stabat Mater - Tuma

video © Yves Gervais 2015

Marnix was asked to prepare the singers of the Collegium Vocale Gent, in the Theaterproduction for 2018: “The Sightless”, in co-operation with LOD,

with Josse De Pauw, text by Maurice Maeterlinck/Tom Jansen, music by Jan Kuijken - LOD muziektheater.

Mer- trailer

Mer- is a piece for five dancers and five singers, built on Requiem-music and other renaissance music. The music is executed by Marnix De Cat's Pluto Ensemble, who are specialized in early music. This creation is meant for both theatre spaces and alternative spaces such as churches.

Tout par compas suy composés by marnixdecat

"Tout par compas" Canon van Baude Cordier, toevoegsel aan de Chantilly-codex; uitgevoerd door Marnix De Cat (Ct), Liam Fennelly (Ve), Jan Van Outryve (Lt) : voormalige Capilla Flamenca.


CANTICUM CANTICORUM - Serge Verstockt/ChampdAction, Collegium Vocale Gent, Muziektheater Transparant

The Song of Songs: A Protest Passionate, contradictory and full of sensuality: the Old Testament's Song of Songs is one of the most beautiful and mysterious love songs of all time. Throughout the centuries, numerous authorities have tried to interpret and claim this book. In vain, alas.

From etheric sound to rough and powerfull ! The mix of both musicians' background makes each concert an exciting adventure to step in !

Dona Nobis Pacem in 1-voud (uit: Messe in H-mol) by Stichting Rozenkruis

Het 'Dona Nobis Pacem" uit de Messe in H-mol van J.S. Bach, in een zeer elementaire bewerkig door Marnix de Cat op vleugel. Opgenomen tijdens het symposion "Het Schone", 17 jui 2017 Renova, Bilthoven.

‘The Phoenix nest’ in Malta, with the viols of the Hathor Consort:

Purcell - My beloved spake / Collegium Vocale Gent / Capriccio Stravagante / Sempé

Henry Purcell - My beloved spake Capriccio Stravagante / Collegium Vocale Gent / Skip Sempé Capriccio Stravagante Sophie Gent, Jacek Kurzydlo, Louis Creac'h, Leonor de Lera, Tuomo Suni, Yannis Roger, Charles-Antoine Marchand - violon Kathleen Kajioka, Martha Moore, Nick Milne - alto / ténor de viole Josh Cheatham, Mélisande Corriveau,